I think this was my mother's favorite flower. Behind the flower is a large bulb which actually traps the bees that fly in to get nectar. They spend the day flying around inside, getting pollen all over them, then the next day when the flower wilts they can crawl out to hopefully go pollenate the next flower that traps them inside.
Monteverde: hummingbirds, orchids and butterflies December 27th 2018 We started our trip up in the mountains, in the cloud forest at Monteverde. I had heard I could see nine species of hummingbirds in the cloud forest, and that was enough for me. Mom has never objected to a birding trip. There are a couple different roads up to Monteverde, which I didn’t bother to research. I grew up driving old logging roads in Washington and Idaho. However, I will say that part ... read more
I live in Seattle, Washington and recently have been traveling most in the Americas. From August 2012 to June 2014 I lived in Dhaka, Bangladesh and blogged about living there and traveling around Southeast Asia. This blog also contains my stories from living in Istanbul, two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco, and some other summer travels. ... full info